Archive for for November, 2017

When To Follow Advice And When Not To

November 24, 2017

This is a tricky topic for me to cover. After all, much of my business is in giving advice to others, whether as a lawyer, as a business strategist, or as a speaker. So I’m conflicted when I have to talk to others about when to take advice. But I think I’ve learned a lot of lessons along the way … Read the rest

Finding Your Love

November 22, 2017

For myself, and many business owners I know, the key to building a successful business is building a tribe. We talked about that in earlier blogs. How do you find this tribe? How do you find people that love what you’re talking about? It’s a matter of learning. It’s an iterative process. If you’re going to build a tribe, if … Read the rest

Build Your Team

November 22, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about building your team, so you can do more.

Hey folks, Shawn here with you, talking about an underlying principle which we should all be using in our business which is to build our team. We need to be working on building our teams.

As we become business owners and as we progress and as … Read the rest

Speaking to Your Tribe, Finding Your Target Audience

November 21, 2017

I think one of the big mistakes that a lot of businesses make is they try to speak to everyone. They try to talk to all kinds of different parties, rather than speaking to the people that truly get them. The journey of my career has led me into doing professional speaking, while still providing attorney services and also business … Read the rest

Your Board Members, Where are They Hiding?

November 21, 2017

If you followed my blog and my teachings in my book, Business Blunders,, you’ve probably learned that I’m a big fan of boards, and not just for big companies – for companies of all sizes. I really think the diversity of advice, differential input, and clarity to decision making that a board, regardless of formality, can add to a … Read the rest

Investing in Yourself, Have You Taken the Leap of Faith?

November 20, 2017

I work with a lot of successful people and as my success has grown I’ve encountered more and more successful people and there seems to be one common theme among successful people. They invest in themselves. They believe in themselves and they make themselves better. I have to thank my friend Matthew Newburger of Newburger Rankel,  for telling me and … Read the rest

Why You? Why Would I Do Business With You?

November 20, 2017

One of the fundamental questions in business is why your business? What makes you different? We’re moving into a very niche market world. A lot of specialists out there and now more and more we’re coming to what some people call an on demand economy, as recognized by author Dan Pink. People are picking the people they need for the … Read the rest

You Can’t Please Everyone, So Don’t Worry About It

November 18, 2017

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about not worrying about pleasing everyone.

Hey folks, Shawn here with you. I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is, you can’t please everybody, and that’s going to disappoint some of you. The good news is, you don’t need to.

You don’t have to make everyone happy. You need to … Read the rest

Getting Booked as a Speaker: Things Going On Behind The Scenes

November 17, 2017

I’ve worked with a lot of clients over the years. Some percentage of the clients I work with are speakers or other thought leaders. As part of this, in both managing my speaking business, and working with others in their speaking business, we’ve learned a lot about what’s going on behind the scenes. Here are some things going on in … Read the rest

Are You Allowing Flexibility for the Future in Your Plans?

November 17, 2017

Planning is my thing. I have a passion for planning. A passion that few people share and I talk about planning as one of the central tenants of The 3 Laws of Empowerment. But what I see is too few people build flexibility into their plans. Planning is great. It is a highly recommended exercise and it is of the … Read the rest

All postings are intended to be planning tools to familiarize readers with some of the high-level issues discussed therein. No posting is intended to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your transaction planners including attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity.

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